The Nest Protect smoke alarm, recalled in April due to safety concerns, is back on the market with a price drop of $30 (now $99). The Wave feature, which allowed consumers to disable the alarm by waving, has been disabled following the announcement by CEO Tony Fadell that the feature could cause the alarm to be turned off in the event of a fire.
Though no cases of this have been reported, Nest recalled the product in order to fix the feature.
“Because Nest Protect is connected to Wi-Fi we are able to make software updates to the product without needing new hardware,” a company spokeswoman told PCMag. “The products being sold as of last night [Monday] will have Nest Wave disabled.”
With the cheaper pricetag, consumers are asked to take a leap of faith with this product relaunch, depending on its prospective developments, rather than its current features.
Read more here- “Nest Protect Returns, With a Discount,” (Stephanic Mlot, PC Mag)
Olivia is a graduate of Villanova University where she studied Economics and History, minoring in Gender and Women's Studies. She also has experience working with federal legislatures on health care policy, women's issues, and Internet safety.